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Oct 4, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, we want to go to tom costello. in our d.c. bureau. tom? >> reporter: hi, brian. american airlines is tonight saying it is going to ground all 48 of the suspect 757s that had those seats that were coming disconnected. many of them are in the air right now. they will be grounded as soon as they land. the airline says its mechanics now believe they've discovered the real problem that caused some seats to become disconnected from the floor. something called the seat rock plunger mechanism wasn't properly holding the seats down. it was just last night american said it had finished inspecting all 48 planes and returned them to service. now, they're coming back out of service. to make some adjustment. this will mean some delays and cancellations as the airline accommodates customers. american hopes to have the repairs completed by this weekend. brian? >> imagine their surprise when all those customers and aircraft land tonight. tom costello in our d.c. newsroom. >>> now out to california. of course, the driving capital of the world where the problem concerns gasoline. both where to buy i
NBC
Oct 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
to go home to. tom costello. >> reporter: more trouble for american airlines. first, a boston to miami flight had to make an emergency landing sunday after several rows of seats came loose. the airline says new seats had been installed and the track may have been defective, forcing the pilots to radio in an emergency. >> during climbout, rows, passenger seats rows 12 "d," "e" and "f" came loose out of the floor. passengers are unable to sit in that seat. >> reporter: then today more seats came loose on a new york to miami flight that had to turn back. the airline is now proactively inspecting six more 757s. yet another black eye as the bankrupt airlines on-time arrival numbers plunging from 82% in september 2011 to just 58% this september. compared to 86% at southwest. and 88% at delta. american blames the slowdown on union pilots writing up trivial maintenance issues. the pilots blame the airlines' old planes. but passengers are losing their patience. from chicago -- >> if they don't fly i don't have a status on another airline. so it's a big issue for me. >> reporter: to miami. >> sh
NBC
Oct 5, 2012 5:30pm PDT
the past week. nbc, tom costello covers aviation. he is with us again >> reporter: hi, brian, after cancelling 150 flights, four more today, the airline says it is running normally tonight. and the last of the 757s will be back to work. the airline mechanics looked closely at the locking pin. they claim that wear and tear, as well as something called cokeing, as in the soft drink as in the soft drink, you know what happens when you spill that on a keyboard? american says that the years of the drink gummed up on the pins, keeping them from locking down. the 757s are at least 15-20 years old. the faa reports no other airlines have had this happen to them and their seats. and the faa is also looking at whether or not the seats were installed incorrectly after they were recently moved by mechanics. >> hard to believe that the beverages got together and decided to take effect right now. tom costello in our washington bureau, thank you. >>> and an update on the outbreak of a rare form of meningitis, caused by steroid injections that are used to treat back pain. the bad medicine came from
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 5:30pm PDT
from nbc's tom costello. >> reporter: at st. thomas hospital in nashville, 71-year-old janet russell remains in intensive care, battling meningitis. >> to watch mom, shake, and grab her head in pain should not happen. >> reporter: her symptoms began in early september, a week after she received a common steroid injection for back pain. investigators believe the steroid was contaminated and came from the new england compounding center which shipped the vials to doctors and clinics in 23 states. now there have been eight deaths, among them, diana reid, last week. >> my heart is broken for the loss of my dear friend and for her husband and boys right now. >> reporter: so far, they are reporting the most cases, now 13,000 people may have been potentially exposed to the contaminated health care medication, and they warn people who received the injections between late june and september to get checked. fungal meningitis cannot be spread, the symptoms are sickness, confusion, an inability to maintain balance. >> the incubation period is up to a month, so we expect new cases to be discovered
NBC
Oct 15, 2012 5:30pm PDT
way down. we get our report tonight from nbc's tom costello. >> reporter: the view is breathtaking, the blackness of space, the curvature of the earth, and felix baumgartner's death-defying jump from 24 miles up. >> really high. >> reporter: with that, he was gone. and today we got new video from a camera on baumgartner's space suit, the edge of space, and the earth rolling into view. with little wind resistance, baumgartner quickly broke the sound barrier, and rocketed to 833 miles per hour, mach 1.24, then the violent, stomach-wrenching spin that had everyone fearing the worst. and now the view from the space suit. >> it started spinning wildly, i was always trying to find out how to stop it. >> reporter: one expert narrated the mission. >> a spin is a very dangerous thing, they work very hard to try to avoid it. but you know, nobody has had experience up there at that many feet, there are no nasa suits generated to ward that off. >> reporter: if he continued to spin, he could black out, even die, making matters worse, his face plate was fogged over. he had to find a way to stop
NBC
Oct 19, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. our report from nbc's tom costello. >> reporter: they were initially rolled out as the state-of-the-art upgrades at the tsa airports, so-called background machines that searched passengers for weapons and explosives. despite word from the tsa and the scientific community that the radiation levels are very low and safe, many travellers have remained concerned. >> it has always been an issue for women, especially if there is pregnant women going through, the body scanners. >> reporter: the tsa supervisors have also complained to nbc news that the screeners have broken down, causing long delays at the checkpoints. today, the tsa announced the back scanner scanners are coming out of some airports, including jfk and l.a.x., and moved to smaller airports, to be replaced by the wave scanners, using radio waves instead of radiation. the tsa says it is an effort to insure the most efficient and effective use of security technology and should speed things along at the big tsa checkpoints. meanwhile, at newark airport, some have been fired or suspended after an internal investigation fo
NBC
Oct 25, 2012 5:30pm PDT
specifically say. our report from nbc's tom costello who has been reporting on the story for some time. >> reporter: the headlines this week have been full of warnings about the caffeine levels in those high energy drinks. now, consumer reports has tested 27 products and found that five of the cans that list caffeine actually had caffeine levels at least 25% higher than what their levels indicated. and 11 of the products don't specify their caffeine levels at all, since they're considered a dietary supplement, they're not required to. >> it is important to understand what you're drinking and if that information is not even available on the product, that is a problem. >> reporter: among the drinks that don't list the caffeine levels, monster, last year, a teen died after cardiac arrest after drinking two of them in 24 hours, roughly five times the amount recommended for teens. the official cause of death, the toxic amounts of caffeine. while she did have an underlying heart defect, her mom is suing monster. >> she is all i think about, i visit the cemetery every day. >> reporter: monste
NBC
Oct 29, 2012 4:00am PDT
's tom costello, thank you. >>> sandy is big enough storm to make even wall street shutter. both the new york stock exchange and nas das dak have suspended all trading today, the first time all trading has stopped since the days following the september 11th attacks. depending on how much damage sandy inflicts, markets could be closed again tomorrow. late last night exchange operators made the call to suspect all u.s. stock trading after complaints were reportedly made to the securities and exchange commission about keeping markets open, even for electronic trading. banks and evacuation zones including goldman sachs, citigroup and american express closed their offices and advised employees to work from home. a number of insurers are already scrambling rapid response teams as estimates of sandy's possible damage swirl around $5 billion. home depot, lowe's and walmart were flooded with customers prepping for the storm. sandy has forced several stocks to postpone third quarter earnings. jpmorgan chase is waving a number of overdraft and late fees for new jersey, new york and connecticut cons
NBC
Oct 2, 2012 5:30pm PDT
involving american airlines. it's where we begin tonight with nbc's tom costello, he's at miami international. tom, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. in fact, three incidents and no more. american says that by the end of the night, it will have finished inspecting 47 planes that could potentially have this problem. and it knows what the problem is. apparently a clamp was improperly installed on the base on the leg of a row of seats. in boston today, maintenance crews were removing the seats from several american 757s to make more leg room after seats on two other planes came loose from the track in mid flight, first on a trip from vail to dallas last week. mechanics thought they fixed it, then on saturday it happened again on the same plane flying from boston to miami. the pilot declared an emergency and diverted to new york. >> the seat is loose, we don't want that thing flying around and hurting the passengers behind them. >> reporter: then monday it happened on another 757 flying from new york to miami. >> rows 14 a, b and c are totally disconnected. >> r
NBC
Oct 15, 2012 6:30pm EDT
, the highest and fastest free fall ever. tom costello, nbc news, washington. >>> and not to be out done by a guy free falling from the edge of space with no aircraft and breaking the sound barrier, chuck yaeger, who broke the sound barrier, now is 89 and did it yesterday for good measure, he was at the controls to remember his anniversary. he pushed the throttle up and over the once mystic mark. >>> and.sdemanding a treatment. >>> and later, a rare interview with ethel kennedy, and a family member 50 years ago when the americans feared their world would be coming to an end. [ male announcer ] wouldn't it be cool if we took the nissan altima and reimagined nearly everything in it? gave it greater horsepower and best in class 38 mpg highway... advanced headlights... and zero gravity seats? yeah, that would be cool. ♪ introducing the completely reimagined nissan altima. it's our most innovative altima ever. nissan. innovation that excites. ♪ has become boring and tasteless... only one man can save the day. kellogg's crunchy nut! ♪ sweet and nutty crunchy nut! [ male announcer ] honey
MSNBC
Oct 30, 2012 10:00am PDT
shutting down the entire new york city subway system on its 108th birthday. nbc's tom costello has the latest from reagan national. tom, any sign that flights are going to get back to normal any time soon and what about amtrak, the rest of the whole northeast corridor? >> yes, but, but, but. here we go. yes at reagan national airport. yes at dulles. behind me it looks empty and it is. u.s. airways has shut down operations again at reagan national today not because we have any damage here but because trying to get up to the northeast up to the new york city area and boston, there's no point. those airports are closed. let me give you stats real fast here. 6,127p flights canceled today. today. 6,127. and systemwide, since they started shutting down flights over the weekend because of sandy, 16,000 flights. we're talking hundreds of thousands of people inconvenienced. i want to show you quickly a photo we got out of laguardia airport and this will tell you why they have shut down air traffic in new york. look at laguardia. it is under water. they've got significant flooding in laguard
CNBC
Oct 8, 2012 7:00pm EDT
and may not know it. tom costello has all the latest. good evening, tom. >> hi, larry. the words for the centers for disease control as many as 13,000 people across the country may have received one of these contaminated steroid injections coming from this one company up in new england. now they're trying to figure out who may have gotten one of these injections and get the word out for them to follow-up with doctors as soon as possible. 23 states in total received shipments from the new england compounding center. 105 confirmed cases as of now, 8 confirmed deaths, and most of those or at least a good number of them are in tennessee where they have four deaths. the focus, again, is on this company out of new england, the new england compounding center, which investigators now believe was producing a contaminated version of a steroid that has now gone across the country at least 17,000 different shipments, if you will, across the country. larry, back to you. >> all right. many thanks. nbc's tom costello. up next, mitt romney unveils his foreign policy strategy with strong words ai
NBC
Oct 14, 2012 3:30pm PDT
at almost 800 miles n hour. nbc's tom costello monitored the mission. he joins us from washington with more. >> the team says that felix baumgartner broke the record for the highest jump ever, the highest free fall and he broke the sound barrier at mach 1. >> felix disconnect the oxygen hose. >> reporter: there he was at 128,000 feet, standing quite literally on the edge of space, preparing to do what no one had done before, with his mom watching from mission control, 43-year-old felix baumgartner offered a few words most most part to understood. then he was gone, beginning a terrifying supersonic dive from 24 miles up. a white dot as he quickly passed 700 miles an hour. >> speed 720 miles an hour. >> reporter: the scene began well before sun rise as they prepared felix. baumgartner is no novice he's made harrowing dumps before from 15 and 18 miles up. but today was about breaking a free fall record that has stood since 1960. the former austrian military paratrooper faced instant death. he told jay leno that fear is healthy. this morning after a brief burst of wind, baumgartner's balloon go
NBC
Oct 28, 2012 3:30pm PDT
, back to you. >> tom costello with the transportation angle tonight for you. >>> still ahead as nbc nightly news continues, hurricane sandy, an october surprise leaving both presidential campaigns scrambling, nine days until the election, and nowhere is that more evidence than here in virginia. a critical swing state now even more up in the air. we'll be back. for many, nexium helps relieve heartburn symptoms caused by acid reflux disease. osteoporosis-related bone fractures and low magnesium levels have been seen with nexium. possible side effects include headache, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. other serious stomach conditions may still exist. talk to your doctor about nexium. >>> some folks riding the waves here along the virginia beach. the storm surge now moving in this area. this monster storm is an october surprise, the likes of which we have never seen before, the closing days of a presidential race, it's already having an affect on both sides. peter alexander is traveling with the romney campaign tonight. he's in marion, ohio. peter good evening. >> reporter: the storm has a
MSNBC
Oct 31, 2012 7:00am PDT
been a nightmare. tom costello is live at reagan national with the latest on the flight cancellations. any improvement at all, tom? >> yeah, big-time improvement at least here in those airports outside of the new york city area we're seeing improvement. i just checked the flight status board at reagan national airport. i'm guessing 80% of the flights look like they're leaving today. those that aren't are generally headed to new york. look behind me, we've got delta planes on the ramp. we haven't had that the last few days. i've seen american, united, u.s. airways, jetblue, air tran, all the big players here at this particular airport are back and we are glad to see that. here is the rolling tally so far of how many cancellations we've had. 19,500 over the course of this storm. 7,000 flights cancelled tuesday. here's what we look at so far today. 2800 flights as of this moment but that is likely to change. of course the biggest problem is new york city. we do have jfk as well as newark airport open, but they are operating on a very limited basis, largely only looking at cargo flights r
NBC
Oct 25, 2012 9:00am EDT
. tom costello has the latest. good morning. >> natalie, good morning to you. these drinks are very popular because of the jolt people get, especially when they're trying to stay awake, but caffeine, as you know, is a stimulant. and because these are considered dietary supplements, they don't fall under fda regulation. >> reporter: the headlines this week have been full of warnings about the caffeine levels in those high energy drinks. popular with high school and college kids. now consumer reports is out this morning with its own investigation into the real caffeine levels in the drinks and those drinks that don't specify caffeine levels. consumer reports tested 27 products and found that five of the cans that list caffeine actually have levels at least 20% higher than what their labels indicated. and 11 of the products don't specify their caffeine levels at all. since they're considered a dietary supplement, they're not required to. >> it's important for people to understand what they're buying and drinking. and if that information is not even available on the product, that's the
NBC
Oct 20, 2012 6:00am EDT
because of something they didn't do. here's nbc's tom costello. >> reporter: they were initially rolled out as a state-of-the-art upgrade at tsa check points. so-called back scanner machines that used tiny amounts of radiation to search passengers for weapons and explosives. despite assurances from the tsa and the scientific community that the radiation levels are very low and safe many travelers have remained concerned. >> it's always been an issue for women especially if there are pregnant women going through the body scanners. >> tsa supervisors have also complained to nbc news that the back scatter machines tend to break down causing long delays at check points. tsa announced the scanners are coming out of some major airports and moved to smaller airports. to be replaced by millimeter wave scanners that use radio waves instead of radiation. tsa says it is an effort to assure the eefficient and most effective use of security technology and should speed things along at big tsa check points. at newark airport 52 tsa screeners and managers have been fired or suspended after an internal
NBC
Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
are being inspected for the same problem. nbc's tom costello is on the ramp at miami international airport. tom, good morning. >> reporter: hi, natalie, good morning to you. the faa and the airline are both investigating this. we have two separate planes, and we're now hearing of yet another incident last week from a vale to dallas flight. however, the situation, exact same plane involved in a flight from boston to miami. the seats coming loose. mechanics thinking they fixed it, it shows up again, and as you can imagine this is all very bad timing for american airlines. it was a bumpier than normal ride for passengers on two separate american airlines flights. >> roger. got an unusual one for you. >> reporter: boston to miami flight had to detour to new york after several rows of seats came loose mid-flight. the pilot radioed air traffic control. >> roger. the reason, we don't know what kind of turbulence we have. the seat is loose, and we don't want that flying around and hurting the passengers behind them. >> reporter: then monday a new york to miami flight experienced something very sim
NBC
Oct 15, 2012 11:00am EDT
the first human to travel faster than the speed of sound. it happened in a free-fall. tom costello tells us about the death defying plunge. >> reporter: there he was at 128,000 feet standing quite literally on the edge of space preparing to do what no one had done before. with his mom watching from mission control, 43-year-old felix baumgartner offered a few words most hard to understand. >> the whole world is watching us. >> reporter: and then he was gone. beginning a terrifying super sonic dive from 24 miles up. a white dot as he quickly passed 700 miles per hour. the day began well before sunrise in roswell, new mexico, as the red bull stratus team laid out the paper thin balloon and fearless felix zipped in to his capsule. he's made harrowing jumps before. in brazil, croatia, from 15 and 18 miles high. but sunday's mission was about breaking a free-fall record that had stood since 1960 when joe kittinger jumped from 19 1/2 miles high and also breaking the sound barrier. if his suit tore, the former austrian military paratrooper faced instant death. he was a guest on the "today" show ear
NBC
Oct 15, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, your girlfriend. >> reporter: tom costello, nbc news, washington. >>> right now, outrage from parents after a stabbing outside a school cafeteria. >>> the trial got under way for two officers accused of beating a university of maryland student. >>> and d.c. is already planning for winter weather that could be headed our way this year. >>> i'm doreen gentzler. >> i'm jim vance of the we begin tonight with the presidential race. george washington university, "washington post," they have all brand-new polls out today. the conclusion is pretty muc
NBC
Oct 25, 2012 4:00pm EDT
of her teenage daughter. as tom costello reports, others are also concerned and want tighter regulations. >> reporter: the headlines this week have been full of warnings about the caffeine levels in those high-energy drinks. popular with high school and college kids. now "consumer reports" is out this morning with its own investigation. into the real caffeine levels in the drinks, and those drinks that don't specify caffeine levels. "consumer reports" tested 27 products and found that five of the cans that list caffeine actually had levels at least 20% higher than their labels indicated. and 11 of the products don't specify their caffeine levels at all. since they're considered a dietary supplement, they're not required to. >> it's important for people to understand what they're buying and drinking, and if that information is not even available on the product, that's a problem. >> reporter: among those drinks that don't list caffeine levels, monster. we first reported on monster last march and the death of 14 yd aniece foreignier who died of cardiac arrest. cardiac arrhythmia due to caff
MSNBC
Oct 28, 2012 12:00pm PDT
're live in lower manhattan with nbc's michelle franzen. tom costello standing by at reagan national airport outside d.c., in northern is virginia. michelle, i want to start with you. which areas of new york city are going to have to be evacuated? >> craig, it's the areas known as evacuation a. this is zone a. that is the lower part of manhattan. these low lying areas here in battery park city at the southern tip of manhattan south of the world trade center. also in boroughs like brooklyn along the waterline. about 375,000 people living located in that's evacuation zone a. they are being told to leave by 6:00, 7:00 tonight. we have interviewed a few people here today, talked to them. they're packing up their items, heading outside of the city. other people who are located in hotels down here are moving up town to areas there if there are rooms available. so there is a big scramble going on now. it's starting to sort of build in this area. it's been relatively calm here in terms of the weather. we're starting to see a little bit of a change here. a lot of people coming to look at this
NBC
Oct 29, 2012 7:00am PDT
flights now so far. tom costello is at reagan national airport. >> reporter: you can roll a bowling ball down the hall weighs. it's vacant. behind me on the ramp, first it's very rainy and secondly normally you would see a lot of tails tlourkts plane tails. right now it's completely empty. they moved every plane off the ramp here at reagan national airport, moved them out of harm's way and of course we're not the only airport to see that. let me show you the total numbers. we now have 8962 flights cancelled including yesterday, today and tomorrow. 6800 today alone expected to be at least 2,600 tomorrow but that number expected to grow and these are the major airports affected. in washington of course it's reagan national airport, washington dulles, baltimore washington a., philadelphia is closed, newark is closed, jfk is closed, laguardia is closed. they are open but no airline operations. they might as well be closed. you can walk down the hallways but nobody is here. seven airport hubs are affected along the east coast so that now means you've got virtually every major airline affected
MSNBC
Oct 30, 2012 8:00am PDT
that have been canceled already for tomorrow. >>> nbc's tom costello joins us live from reagan national airport. tom, when do we expect things to return to semi-normalcy. i know this ripple effect is big. >> reporter: it really depends on the airport. here at washington reagan airport, you can see it is still really quiet and we are just now on the status board starting to show half a dozen flights and that's it. half a dozen flights where they are looking at flights coming in this afternoon and starting to go out. it is a small trickle. keep in mind the washington airports were not affected by the storm. yes, we saw the airlines cancel their flights in and out of here, but there's no damage, not like we had in new york city's airports. philadelphia, jfk, newark and all of the airports up and down the east coast in that particular area have really been hit hard and laguardia also. so in total, 16,000 flights canceled. we are looking at another 6100 flights today. you yknow, we're talking now we're into the hundreds of thousands of passengers and some of them stuck. you ran the sound bit
NBC
Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
's tom costello covers aviation for us. tom, good morning. >> reporter: hi, natalie, good morning. american said it had to cancel 50 flights yesterday, another 44 today after it ordered those 48 planes to stay on the ground last night while it reexamines and then fixes the possible with those loose seats. the airline says its mechanics now believe that they have discovered the real problem that caused some seats to come loose, something called the seat lock plunger mechanism. really, it's a pin and lock system that got stuck in the unlocked% on some planes. american blames wear and tear and even spilled soda over the arir for that problem. they inspected and last night pulled those planes because of the pin and lock mechanism. it now is going to put them back into service very slowly. american hopes to have the repairs completed by saturday, but thousands of passengers will likely be inconvenienced again today. natalie. >> all right. tom costello, covering the story for us. thanks, tom. >>> now to israel where a young american man opened fire in a southern resort town. nbc's marti
NBC
Oct 31, 2012 7:00am EDT
to airports and train stations all across the country. nbc's tom costello is at rage abe national airport which, by the way, is back in business this morning. tom, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. systemwide another 2,600 flight cancellations today. that brings the total now to about 18,000. behind me though, this airport is bubbling to life. look out the window. we've got a couple of planes on the ramp here which is nice to see. the real problem though remains new york city. we have got newark airport and jfk on limited operations today, and laguardia remains closed. day three of a massive travel nightmare, and so much of it centers on new york city. flooding everywhere. the subway closed. the new jersey/new york p.a.t.h. train under water, and this, the big apple's three airports all struggling. floodwaters at laguardia were right up to the jet bridges. >> runways are flooded, and there are no flights leaving or arriving. how much damage was done to the navigation equipment and lighting around them, we don't know yet. >> reporter: with new york and the northeast accounting
NBC
Oct 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
out of all of our pockets and the suspects who flaunt it. nbc's tom costello has been looking into this story. tom, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, savannah. not talking about small time storefront operations that can steal hundreds of thousands of dollars or more. we're talking about suspects who steal tens of millions of dollars, even hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer money, money that's meant to help the poor, retirees, even children with autism. in queens, new york, a pre-dawn raid. federal agents targeting six people accused of ripping off the government's health care system for nearly $12 million. >> good job. >> reporter: more agents from the hhs inspector general's office descend on a medical clinic owned by the suspects, searching room by room for fraudulent billing documents, hidden computer files and stolen medicare numbers. >> this looks to be like adult day care. >> reporter: investigators say the scheme involved luring senior citizens to the clinic by giving them free meals as well as music, computer and dance lessons all in exchange for their med
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